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YOUR PASS TO

HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES

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Raton is known for its signature events filled with New Mexican culture, entertainment, and outdoor sports! From singles to families to retirees, our annual events are perfect for anyone to enjoy.

Locals and tourists alike love to explore the sights and sounds of Raton during Run To Raton, a motorcycle event, or the energetic Gate City Music Festival. With the help of many organizations like MainStreet or endearing locals with vision, our city has become an event destination with the perfect mix of modern and cultural history in Northern New Mexico.

Pack your bags and explore Raton's exhilarating happenings!

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ANNUAL EVENTS

CHRISTMAS

Visit the miniature Winter Wonderland of Raton, take a walk down the luminaria-lit Chicorica, drink hot cocoa at the Festival of Lights, plus so much more!

GATE CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL

GCMF is every Labor Day weekend with famous and talented musicians and headliners, dancing, food and drinks, and downtown fun.

FOURTH OF JULY

Our small town charm is the perfect backdrop for the 4th of July parade, fun on Historic First Street, and the firework display held in the heart of Raton.

SANTA FE BALLOON RALLY

The International Santa Fe Balloon rally kicks off the 4th of July holiday with rides, glows, and more! Each morning balloons ascend into the summer sky.

MASTER OF THE MOUNTAINS

Adventure race challenges competitors across the country to come and prove they truly are the Master of the Mountains in Raton, New Mexico.

RUN TO RATON

Run to Raton brings bikes from all over the US to enjoy rides through the Rocky Mountain for a 3-day event with live music, car show, beer, food & vendors.

More Happenings

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